Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases


Medical News

2 Cases of Polio Identified in Nigeria Free

For the first time in 2 years, polio has been detected in Nigeria. The disease has paralyzed two children in the northeastern state of Borno, the World Health Organization reports.

Increased Risk for Drug-Resistant Shigellosis in Men Who Have Sex with Men Free

Men who have sex with men are at increased risk for shigellosis that’s resistant to its three preferred treatments, according to a study in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

New Boxed Warnings for Fluoroquinolones

Boxed warnings for fluoroquinolones now warn of disabling side effects and recommend restricting use.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

Pre-Vacation Scramble Free

Are vacations good for you? See what Dr. Paul Sax thinks in HIV and ID Observations.

Guideline Watch

New Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aspergillosis

An update from 2008 guidelines

New Guideline for Prevention and Management of Acute Diarrhea

Recommendations include those on preventing traveler's diarrhea, which patients often ask about.

Discontinuation of Airborne Infection Isolation for Tuberculosis

Two American public health societies provide recommendations on the use of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) to assess patients for pulmonary tuberculosis.